Patrick Keerins and Kris Keerins

Patrick Keerins and Kris Keerins

Two Keizer men are in police custody due to an investigation of a heroin distribution ring.

Salem Police are leading the investigation into the heroin investigation, which culminated in search warrants served at three addresses in the Salem-Keizer area. One was in Keizer, at 1268 Greenwood Drive NE. Authorities also searched at 855 Norman Street NE and a storage facility in Salem. Two vehicles from the homes were also searched.

Between arrests and searches, police said they found heroin along with some $1,200 in cash, drug packaging materials and drug paraphernalia.
Police believe one of the suspects would sit in Salem-area fast food restaurants, selling heroin for hours at a time.

Arrested were Patrick Keerins, a 53-year-old Keizer resident, and his brother, 48-year-old Kris S. Keerins. Patrick was arrested for eight counts of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, along with nine counts of delivery of a controlled substance and parole violation. Kris Keerins was charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and parole violation.